News - Vanuatu

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May '18

17 May 2018

Vanuatu

Walking the talk in Vanuatu, the first country in the world to ban plastic straws

15 May 2018, Port Vila, Vanuatu - It's a Pacific island nation that has beaten the global community across the finish line with Vanuatu officially being the first nation in the world to legally...

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01

May '18

1 May 2018

Vanuatu

New Zealand delivers aid supplies for Vanuatu volcano victims

New Zealand has delivered 23 tonnes of emergency aid for Vanuatu's volcano evacuees. The supplies included hygiene kits, tarpaulins, mother-and-infant kits and shelter toolkits. The New Zealand...

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24

Apr '18

24 Apr 2018

Vanuatu

Ambae evacuation could cost millions

Another mass evacuation from Vanuatu's Ambae could cost $US1.8 million, disaster authorities say. Ambae's Manoro Voui volcano on Mt Lombenbe erupted in September last year prompting the island's...

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16

Apr '18

16 Apr 2018

Vanuatu

Ambae leader pleads to Vanuatu govt for help

An Ambae community leader is pleading for the Vanuatu government to act quickly to evacuate residents who are in dire straits with the island's volcano spewing ash and gas. Due to a constant...

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26

Mar '18

26 Mar 2018

Vanuatu

Vanuatu relief operation expected this week

Disaster authorities in Vanuatu are planning to roll out relief support this week for victims of Cyclone Hola which struck the country earlier this month.Teams sent to carry out assessments in...

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22

Mar '18

22 Mar 2018

Vanuatu

Volcanic ash ongoing hazard in Vanuatu

Thousands of people in Vanuatu's West Ambae are being forced to use umbrellas when they go outside because of constant ash fall from the island's Manaro volcano. The volcano had forced the...

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20

Mar '18

20 Mar 2018

Vanuatu

Vanuatu's Ambae again blanketed in volcanic ash

A disaster official on Vanuatu's Ambae island says the island is again being blanketed by ash and acid rain, only months after residents returned. The entire island was evacuated late last year...

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12

Mar '18

12 Mar 2018

Vanuatu

Aerial survey reveals widespread crop damage in Vanuatu

Disaster authorities in Vanuatu say cyclone Hola caused widespread damage on most islands in the central parts of the country. Last week, the cyclone passed over Vanuatu as a category two...

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21

Feb '18

21 Feb 2018

Vanuatu

Vanuatu to get millions from Green Climate Fund

The Green Climate Fund is to inject $US28 million dollars into the Vanuatu Ministry of Climate Change to help the country address climate change. The Daily Post says the five year project will...

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19

Feb '18

19 Feb 2018

Vanuatu

Sustainable Agriculture in Vanuatu in the Wake of Tropical Cyclone Pam

Vanuatu is an island archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean. The nation’s economy is based largely on its agriculture and tourism sectors, both of which were decimated by Tropical Cyclone (TC)...

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06

Feb '18

6 Feb 2018

Vanuatu

Volcanic alert raised for Gaua in Vanuatu

Vanuatu's Geohazards Department is warning of increased volcanic activity on the island of Gaua. The alert level was raised from level 1 to level 2 last week signalling a state of major...

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02

Feb '18

2 Feb 2018

Vanuatu

Vanuatu bans single-use plastic bags but concerns exist for local handicraft sector

PACIFIC BEAT / By Catherine Graue Vanuatu's ban on single-use plastic bags has come into effect today but there are concerns an influx of much cheaper imports from Asia may hit the local...

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